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Gold/Mining/Energy : Birch Mountain Resources BMD-ASE

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To: J.E.Currie who wrote (386)6/28/2002 4:35:46 PM
From: J.E.Currie  Read Replies (1) of 402
 
By: jimymac $$$
26 Jun 2002, 11:35 PM EDT Msg. 13554 of 13568
(This msg. is a reply to 13553 by Colreb.)
Colreb,

His name was Fleming, and he was a poor Scottish
> > > > > farmer.
> > > > > One day, while trying to make a living for his
> > > > > family, he heard a cry
> > > > > for help coming from a nearby bog. He dropped his
> > > > > tools and ran to the
> > > > > bog. There, mired to his waist in black muck, was a
> > > > > terrified boy,
> > > > > screaming and
> > > > > struggling to free himself. Farmer Fleming saved
> > > > > the lad
> > > > > from what could have been a slow and terrifying
> > > > > death.
> > > > >
> > > > > The next day, a fancy carriage pulled up to the
> > > > > Scotsman's sparse
> > > > > surroundings. An elegantly dressed nobleman stepped
> > > > > out and introduced
> > > > > himself as the father of the boy
> > > > > Farmer Fleming had saved.
> > > > >
> > > > > "I want to repay you," said the nobleman. "You saved
> > > > > my son's life."
> > > > >
> > > > > "No, I can't accept payment for what I did," the
> > > > > Scottish farmer
> > > > > replied, waving off the offer.
> > > > >
> > > > > At that moment, the farmer's own son came to the
> > > > > door of the family
> > > > > hovel.
> > > > >
> > > > > "Is that your son?" the nobleman asked.
> > > > >
> > > > > "Yes," the farmer replied proudly.
> > > > >
> > > > > "I'll make you a deal. Let me provide him with the
> > > > > level
> > > > > of education my son will enjoy. If the lad is
> > > > > anything like his
> > > > > father, he'll no doubt grow to be a man we both will
> > > > > be proud of."
> > > > >
> > > > > And that he did.
> > > > >
> > > > > Farmer Fleming's son attended the very best schools
> > > > > and in time, he
> > > > > graduated from St. Mary's Hospital Medical School in
> > > > > London, and went
> > > > > onto become known throughout the world as the noted
> > > > > Sir Alexander
> > > > > Fleming, the discoverer of Penicillin.
> > > > >
> > > > > Years afterward, the same nobleman's son who was
> > > > > saved from the bog was
> > > > > stricken with pneumonia. What saved his life this
> > > > > time? Penicillin.
> > > > >
> > > > > The name of the nobleman? Lord Randolph Churchill.
> > > > > His son's name?
> > > > > Sir Winston Churchill.
> > > > >
> > > > > Someone once said: What goes around comes around.
> > > > >
> > > > > Work like you don't need the money.
> > > > > Love like you've never been hurt.
> > > > > Dance like nobody's watching.
> > > > > Sing like nobody's listening.
> > > > > Live like it's Heaven on Earth.
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